Alaska 2017

Bill Joe Arctic Circle 2017

In 2017, my friend Bill and I headed on the adventure of a lifetime. We were two broken men on yet another ride to try and heal; Bill from the loss of his wife and me from my dad’s premature death.

We traveled from Colorado to Bellingham, WA, where we hopped a Ferry to Homer, AK, before crossing into the Yukon, down through Canada, and back home. 

Along the way, we experienced many magical moments, and as often happens in such situations, we took our grief out on each other. In these posts and stories and choose to focus on the good times. 

Bill and I continue to step into it with each other. But through it all, we are two men that love one another like brothers. 


We took just over 30 days on this adventure. I have a significant amount of photos and stories to add. For now, please enjoy the few that I managed to put together, before life had other plans.

Corrections Blanket Tag

Day 2: Sea Day, still in route to Ketchikan

Monday, August, 7, 2017 Waking up to a cold and hazy morning, discovering your bedding has a prison tag on it can be a concerning …

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Bikes below deck

Day 1a: En Route, Bellingham to Ketchikan

Sunday, August 6, 2017 This morning, I realized, yesterday’s post was titled incorrectly. It felt like Day 1 because Bill and I were finally arriving ...
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Home to Seattle on the way to Homer

Day 1: 1,500 Miles in and Ready to Start!

The day is finally here. After about Heading to the Ferry in Bellingham, WA to hop on the Alaska Marine Highway System. I hope to ...
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